Monday, November 29, 2010

Royal Blog Hop Purse Components (part 1)

Over the next few posts I will try to direct you to the tutorials or the sites that I cased the items in the purse from.

The purse itself is a Becky Roberts tutorial that I perchased from her blog. It can be found here:

The supplies are as follows:

Stampset: Silhouette Sentiments (for the tag)

Paper: Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Lap Of Luxury DSP

Ink: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush

Accessories: Antique Brads, Small and Large Tag punches, Itty Bitty Flower punch, Medium Jewelery Tag Punch, Sticky Strip, Tombo Multi Glue, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Becky Roberts Tutorial

Next up is the Nail File/Emery Board holder
I found the tutorial for this on You Tube:
I used this video for inspiration and adapted it to fit my file.
Paper: Lap of Luxury DSP, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla

Ink: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush

Stamp Set: Silhouette Sentiments
Accessories: Tombo Multi Glue, 3/4"x15/16" oval punch, 1" circle punch,1/2"circle punch, Crimper, file

The Tissue Holder is again another video tutorial found here:

and here:

I used the same products as the previous items and followed these videos. I think it is pretty self explanitory.

This is all for today but I will be back in a day or so to continue with part 2.

Thanks for coming by today.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tooth fairy tin

I have been negligent with posts again, I am so sorry! My only excuse is being too busy, work has been very busy and I did something to my back last week that sort of had me and my heating pad being best friends for several days. It's much better now and I am catching up slowly.

 This is a cute tooth fairy tin I made for my grand daughter, Mia. She turned six on the 2nd of this month and has had a loose tooth since September. She is very excited to be able to use it, soon she hopes.

 As you can see it is not very large. I used an empty hand cream tin that I had saved. Punched out a large 2 3/8" scalloped circle(this should soon be available again) in PearPizzazz and glued it to the top.The scallops folded down onto the sides to cover them perfectly as well. Next I stamped the Tooth Fairy image twice; once onto Blushing Bride and the second time onto Whisper White.
Next I used the 13/4" circle punch to punch out the Blushing Bride image. 

I used my Stampin'Write markers to color in the Whisper White image. The sheen comes from a light smear of Frost White Shimmer Paint to give her a glow. I punched this out with the 13/8" circle punch and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish it off I tied and glued, with Tombo Multipurpose Liquid glue, a Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon. On the inside I placed a small piece of batting to keep the treasure from damage and to minimize the noise.
I'm told it is currently under her pillow waiting fot the day/night she can use it.

I hope to get back to regular posting this week; I need to continue with the Royal Blog Tour items. I will be posting the location of the tutorials for the items in the purse so please come back soon.

Thanks for coming by today!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Masculine Card

For this card I used Crumb Cake classic ink and Brayered it on the folder; I then placed my Very Vanilla cardstock into the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.

The card base is Early Espresso as is the ink that the image is stamped in.

The bottom of the card front is Crumb Cake that has been stamped with one of the images from the Silhouette Sentiments with Crumb Cake Classic ink.

I punched the image out with the scallop oval punch and framed it on an Earl Espresso Decorative Label punch.

The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped in Early Espresso as well.

The  Ribbon is the 1/8th inch Early Espresso Taffeta.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

RBT....Note Card Set

This 3x5 note card set is a really simple set to make and it would make a lovely gift for someone special. It holds 6 note cards and envelopes.

The box was created from 2 pieces of 8.5" x 7.75" Poppy Parade, see the template below for scoring and cutting guidelines, if you click on the template it will enlarge so the dimensions are easier to read.

I used the wide oval punch to create the handles, the DSP for the front of the box is from the In-Color DSP stack and the Poppy Parade Twill Ribbon

One of these is the front and one is the back just glue them together with one inside the other to create the box/holder.

Click the image to enlarge for easier reading.

I took this picture to show how I colored the Pearls to match the colors of the Cards.

The cards were created  using Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, and Peach Parfait.The fronts were Whisper White that had been run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder. To get the  blank space in the center of the mat I used the technique as seen on this post over at Patty Bennett's Blog:

I took a 3x5 piece of the cardboard that is found in our DSP packs and found the center of it.I then punched out a wide oval from the center. I did this 3 times on 3 different pieces of cardboard and then layered them one on top of the other. Next I place it on the back of the Square Lattice embossing folder and then placed my Whisper White cardstock inside the folder centered over the cardboard shim with the wide oval cut out and rolled it through my Bigshot. This then embosses only where there is pressure and not where there is no pressure.
 The inside of the notes were decorated with the inside oval from the Scalloped Oval Frame cut from copy paper and stamped with the same image as the front of the card.

Envelopes were stamped with the images as well so every thing co-ordinates.


More pearl acents.


I hope this isn't too difficult to understand,if you need any further assistance please let me know and I will gladly help. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 14, 2010


Hi Everyone! It seems like forever since I've posted. I had a great time on the Royal Blog Tour and I will post more information and more detailed pictures of the projects from the tour over the next few days/weeks along with some other projects I have been working on.

Today I wanted to share a Graduation card I made for a friend's son who was graduating from Law School. I thought I had already posted this but can't find it here so........

This card was a total case from a combo of a few cards that were posted during the Summer Mini, but I think Jackie Topa was the biggest case. Needless to say, the stamps are now retired.
Stamp Set: Go Graduate
Inks: Basic Black
Paper/Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, 11/4"square punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, slit punch, linen thread colored with basic black ink to tie the diploma  


On the inside I stamped the feet from the same set and placed a gift card there so the feet were peeking out.

Now over the next few days I will post lots of info about the blog tour projects so check back regularly.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blog Candy winner! and Thank you.

Congratulations to Theresa from Kitimat! She is the winner of the stamp set.....a clear mount "A Day of Gratitude" Theresa please contact me with your address so I can get this set off to you ASAP.

I also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who visited and left comments during the Royal Blog tour. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Royal Blog Tour......Welcome to my castle! Silhouette Sentiments

I want to welcome everyone to the Fall Royal Blog tour and to my castle!

This is the first time I have participated in the tour; although I have enjoyed visiting many castles in the past. Hope you have enjoyed the tour so far.

The stamp set I have chosen to profile for this tour is one of the hostess sets in the current Stampin"Up Idea Book and Catalogue called Silhouette Sentiments. I found it to be a very versatile set and fun to use.It can be found with the level two hostess sets in the front of the Idea Book and Catalogue, page 11.

First up I have created a note card gift set using:

Paper/Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, DSP is from the InColor Paper Stack.

Inks: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso Stampin'Write markers

Accessories: Bigshot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot FrameScalloped Oval die, Twill Ribbon in Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait, 1/8 inch Taffeta ribbon in Daffodil delight and Early Espresso, Extra Large Oval punch(wide oval) for the handles, Scalloped Oval Punch, new Medium 3/4 x 15/16 inch oval and the Decorative Label punch from the Holiday Mini catalogue, 1inch Circle punch, Basic Pearl Jewels, Beautiful Wings embosslit, linen thread

The pearls are colored with the Stampin'Write markers to give them a different feel/look it is very sutle but pretty. I put a white oval, from the center of the Big shot Frame Scalloped Oval on the inside of each note card so there is a nice place to write a note. I appologize for the poor photography, we've had a very dull dreay week here and the pictures are not as clear as I'd like.
Next I did a more masculine flavor using an Early espresso base for the card, I ran a piece of Very Vanilla card stock through the Big Shot with the square lattice embossing folder that was inked on one side with Crumb Cake classic ink, I used the Scalloped Oval and Decorative label punches for the focal image and stamped it in Early Espresso Classic ink. The images on the bottom of the card are Stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock and embellished with some 1/8 inch Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon

Using the Marker technique this set is perfect to create inserts for the Simply Adorned Charms; this one is the 1x2 inch pendant.

And lastly my favorite project! .....I have been seeing all kinds of holders, covers etc for purse items on many blogs so I thought it would be fun to create a purse gift set with all of these things in it. I used:

Paper/Cardstock: Concord Crush, Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride, DSP - Lap of Luxury

Inks: Concord Crush, Blushing Bride

Accessories: Antique Brads, Big Shot, Bigz die Scalloed Squares Duo, candy wrapper die, new in the Holiday Mini catalogue, Tag punches, large and small, Mini tag punch, large oval and scalloped oval punches, Concord Crush and Blushing Bride Twill ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Beautiful Wings Embosslet, scallop border punch, large scalloped circle punch, wide oval punch

Inside are an emery board holder/cover, TicTac holder, tissue holder, a postit note holder and pen, a chapstick/lipgloss holder, I extended the new candy wrapper die to hold a small tube of hand cream, holder for gum and another for chocolate......every girl needs chocolate in her purse.

I hope you have enjoyed this leg of your tour and if you have please leave a comment.

If you send me ( your email address and are Canadian you will be eligible for a random draw for blog candy........ I have for you..... A Day of Gratitude Stamp Set in Clear Mount.

Thanks for spending time in my castle.